The Ultimate St. Louis Tourist

2016 Ultimate St. Louis Tourist Contest

Notepad … check! Camera … check! Adventure … double check! If you are ages 8 to 18 (entering grades 3 through 12 in fall 2016) you are invited to submit your Ultimate St. Louis Tourist experience for a chance to win $500! It’s awesome how many attractions the S-T-L offers visitors and residents – any many of them are free! Share with the world what you like to do in the Lou!

Follow these three simple steps: Follow these three simple steps:

  1. Visit at least three St. Louis area attractions,
  2. Tell us about the experience in 500 words or less on this page beginning April 20, 2016 (be creative, energetic and let your civic pride shine)
  3. Share a link to photos or video of your experience (totally optional, but a great idea)

Entries will be accepted from 8 a.m. on April 1, 2016 until midnight, September 5, 2016.

So what’s the prize for being the Ultimate St. Louis Tourist?

A check in the amount of $500 will be awarded to one winner in each of five categories: Grades 3-4, Grades 5-6, Grades 7-8, Grades 9-10, and Grades 11-12. Plus, the winning entries will be showcased on for a full year and featured in the St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission’s Official Visitors Guide.

Contest is now over.

Check out our 2015 winners!



Zoe Nauman

Student Name: Zoe Nauman
School: North Glendale Elementary
Age: 9
Grade: 4
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Winner 2

Thomas Gore[1]Student Name: Thomas Gore
School: Ste. Genevieve du Bois
Age: 11
Grade: 6
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Winner 3

Abigail Dowell[1]Student Name: Abigail Dowell
School: North Kirkwood Middle School
Age: 13
Grade: 8
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Winner 4

Aliza AhmedStudent Name: Aliza Ahmed
School: Pattonville High School
Age: 14
Grade: 9
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Winner 5

Michael RobinsonStudent Name: Michael Robinson
School: Marquette High School
Age: 17
Grade 11
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